Capercaillie

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  • Capercaille
    • Folk Instruments
      • Bodharan
        • Irish Drum Stick with the hand
        • Double ended stick called a 'tipper'
      • Bouzouki
        • Greek String Insrument
        • Has four groups of string tuned in unison or octaves
      • Concertina
        • Similar to an accordion but smaller
      • Hurdy Gurdy
        • Pitch of strings is changed by a set of keys
        • Played by rotating wheel in contact with strings
      • Uillean pipes
        • Similar to bagpipes but creates a sweeter quieter sound
    • Background
      • Folk-learnt by ear
        • Folk revival in 1950's lead to folk combined with pop
      • Capercaille
        • Celtic fusion
        • Scottish band that started recording in 1984
      • Waulking
        • Pounding tweed cloth against a wooden board
        • Call and response form
    • Modern Instruments
      • Drums
      • Piano
      • Bass Guitar
      • Guitar
    • Technical stuff
      • Melody is based on a pentatonic scale
      • In 6/8
      • All instruments are in their middle range
      • It has a polyrhythmic texture
    • Section one
      • In E minor, chords change between Em and G
      • Focus is on the singer
      • Quiet,calm and peacefull
      • Intro openss with fiddle on a tremelo note
    • Section Two
      • The full rhythm section play and drive forwards
      • In G major
      • Harmonised backing vocals
      • Pipe solo using vocal melody line in impro
  • Background
    • Folk-learnt by ear
      • Folk revival in 1950's lead to folk combined with pop
    • Capercaille
      • Celtic fusion
      • Scottish band that started recording in 1984
    • Waulking
      • Pounding tweed cloth against a wooden board
      • Call and response form

Comments

Samuel Richardson

This is a really well presented mindmap outlining the key features of the song 'Skye Waulking'. It has really good categories and a fab colour scheme! Revising from theis map is a good way to remember the basic information regarding the song's instrumentation and background. Combine this resource with more detailed notes on structure and compositional techniques to make sure all bases are covered. 

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